Jerusalem girls' school organizes field trip to Arafat's grave

Arab school in Jerusalem takes students to grave of arch-terrorist, museum built in his honor.

David Rosenberg, | updated: 11:01

Arafat's grave in Ramallah (archive)
Arafat's grave in Ramallah (archive)
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An all-girls school in eastern Jerusalem organized a field trip to the grave of arch-terrorist and Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat last week, Yisrael Hayom reported Sunday, honoring the terrorist leader two weeks ahead of the 13th anniversary of his death.

Last Wednesday, students from Alrodha, a private Islamic school in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the capital, were brought on a field trip to the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Ramallah, where they visited the grave of Yasser Arafat, and toured a museum named in the terrorist’s honor.

Some 450 girls learn at Alrodha, which teaches using the PA’s curriculum.

After touring the Yasser Arafat Museum, which covers the life of the late terrorist leader and portrays him as a freedom fighter, the students gathered by Arafat’s grave for a group photo.

MK Anat Berko (Likud) slammed the field trip, accusing the Alrodha school of teaching Arafat’s “murderous ideology”.

“This is a murderous ideology that is being passed on to these children at a young age, leaving no hope for a peace deal, since the hatred they spread has only worsened over the years.”

“From the very neighborhood where the police department’s national headquarters are located, [students] are taken on a field trip like this. We see their support for the criminal Arafat, whom they see as a hero. We support these people as residents [of Israel], and they receive healthcare services and are covered by the National Insurance Institute. We need to deal with these girls’ teachers. I think they should be residents of the Palestinian Authority, and that [the PA] should pay for their healthcare and national insurance needs.”




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